During this one day class you will learn how to embroider this elegant ‘Hastings Mackerel’ which can be turned into a brooch, a necklace, sew-on patch or a hanging decoration. It is embroidered in three Metalwork techniques over two layers of craft felt for a raised effect.
In warm spells of weather massive shoals of Mackerel can be found in Hastings (where I live on the south east coast of U.K) and this inspired me to make one as a kit! I especially love the unique pattern that each fish has giving it an individual personality. Your own pattern can be created in this kit using a combination of the stitches shown.
The Mackerel is stitched with silver plated and black metal threads, over a shimmery silk/metal organza in a variety of stitches including Couching, Or Nué (couching with a colour) and Cutwork, all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery. The design has the addition of a metallic leather head and fin for maximum shine!
Once the embroidery is complete it can be cut out and backed with a pre-cut metallic silver ply wood, for jewellery or a decoration.
Clear illustrated instructions will guide you through this hand embroidery project.
The finished Mackerel embroidery measures approximately 8x2cm.
The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
This class will run from 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.
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